Pubs & Restaurants

The Cross Keys, Gainford (0.2 miles)

Cross Keys GainfordGainford’s oldest pub, The Cross Keys serves a variety of ales and regularly hosts games nights, curry nights and pub quizzes. It is also home to Stable Hearth – an award-nominated gourmet pizzeria where toppings include wild mushrooms, black pudding, grilled artichoke and nduja sausage.

The Bridgewater Arms, Winston (2 miles)

bridgewater-arms-winstonRecently purchased by a local man who wanted to secure its future, the Bridgewater Arms is an excellent pub and restaurant in a former schoolhouse in the village of Winston. Popular meals include monkfish curry, confit leg of duck and the best fillet steak in the UK, according to one of our previous visitors.

The Black Horse, Ingleton (2.7 miles)

Black-Horse-Ingleton-2The Black Horse serves food Wednesday to Sunday and has a number of themed nights, such as Pie Night on Thursday and Fish & Chip Friday. It has a nice selection of cask ales and shows live sport, as does the Cross Keys.

The Raby Hunt Restaurant, Summerhouse (3.7 miles)

The Raby Hunt proudly boasts the only Michelin star in the whole of the North East and enjoys an excellent reputation among prominent food bloggers from all over the country. Given its popularity, it is wise to book in advance for evenings – however, lunches usually have spaces available.

The Four Alls, Ovington (4.2 miles)

four-alls-ovingtonThe Four Alls is a traditional country pub, serving homemade food and homemade beer, brewed in the landlord’s microbrewery in the cellar. A great stop for cyclists, it has a pool table and a big, south-facing beer garden.

The Brownlow Arms, Caldwell (5.2 miles)

Brownlow Arms Pub Restaurant CaldwellThis North Yorkshire pub provides traditional country dining in its elegantly renovated restaurant and has a number of log fires in its bar area. Another excellent stop for cyclists with south-facing outdoor seating.

The Bridge Inn, Whorlton (5.3 miles)Bridge-Inn-Whorlton

The Bridge Inn, named after Britain’s oldest suspension bridge a few metres down the road, is as a tearoom by day, restaurant by night and a pub at all times. It serves fantastic ales and has recently started doing fish ‘n’ chips to take away. The pub is also extremely dog-friendly and makes a great start or end point for a walk on the Teesdale Way.

The Stanwick Inn, Aldbrough St. John (5.5 miles)

Stanwick Inn Aldbrough St JohnOverlooking one of the largest village greens in England, the Stanwick Arms serves food 7 days a week and local beer from the Mithril Ales brewery. It has a lovely log stove for the Winter, as well as sunny outdoor seating for the Summer.

The Morritt Arms, Greta Bridge (8.4 miles)

morritt-arms-barnard-castleThe Morritt Arms Hotel has boasted guests such as Sir Walter Scott and Charles Dickens, who gives his name to the main bar beside the garden area. It contains a restaurant, two bars and a grand ballroom, as well as a beautiful garden. The Garage Spa can also be found in the building next door.

The Tan Hill Inn, The Yorkshire Dales (27 miles)

Britain’s highest pub at 1732ft, the Tan Hill Inn sits atop one of the northernmost points of the Yorkshire Dales and is a fantastic destination for one of the most beautiful drives in the country – through Stang Forest and past the hamlet of Whaw.


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